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Cable Car Cinema & Cafe

204 S. Main St., Providence, RI 02903 (College Hill)
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Ranked #13 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Type: Movie Theaters
Activities: Dining
Description: Enjoy dinner and a movie at this unique theater.
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

They play little gems. You need to be on the ball, things come and go very quickly. They have great special events.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

i've traveled to providence many times in the last 4 years. One of the first things i do is check the schedule at the Cable Car. i love the ambiance, and the food is great. a great place to have coffee even if you don't see a movie. But the programming is always top notch.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The theater is full of big shuffed chairs and couches (with cup holders). Seats have plenty of leg room - and you can just picture yourself taking a nap. The all-you-can-eat popcorn is a draw for me -- and it's popped continuously (not bagged and brought in) and you can add your own amount of SEA SALT. It's not to... More

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New Orleans
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Cable Car was and is a great small and different cinema showing independent films for over 30 years. My husband and I had our first date here in 1978 seeing an Italian film called Bread and Chocolate which lost a lot of humor with its English translation. I remember telling my Joe what a good time I had watching... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The revamped Cable Car is sweet, the food is good and the film selections are varied and intriguing. It's not only a place for theater, but also for simply stopping by for food or drink. Try it, you'll like it!

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Providence, Rhode Island
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Italian woman who made my cappuccino is a genius. The films I saw here are art house all the way-- and the seating was comfortable. They ran a wonderful short at the top of the show, which is one of those old-school revival house touches I just love. There's a great deal of thought going into this place. Do... More

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Ohio, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I watched a few interesting movies at this popular cinema house that is not played in any other cinema. You can also buy an endless supply of popcorn. The theater plays movies in a single screen with comfortable couches where you can snuggle with a glass of beer or wine and enjoy the movies. I bought snacks and beverages from... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The couches and sofas have been updated, not necessarily change for the better, but the atmosphere remains cozy.

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Boston, MA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
82 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Small theater in Providence, gets some independent movies that the Avon does not. Very clean, with comfortable seating on couches (leather, not sketchy) with all you can eat popcorn (make sure you are by an aisle so you can go get refills!). Food is a bit on the pricey side, but the Monday movie deals make it worth it!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Open on Sunday morning. I had a great cup of coffee!! The young lady was extremely friendly and chatted while the gentleman seemed to be a little irritated, but the coffee made up for him!

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